Should DHCP be running on the DSL modem or on the wifi router?
January 3, 2008 5:25 PM Subscribe
DHCP served up by the DSL Modem or the wireless router?
posted by neilkod to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I received a new DSL modem (actiontec m1000) and have a chance to correct all of my networking wrongdoings of the past. Besides the actiontec, I have a Linksys wrt54g 802.11b/g router, a couple of laptops, and an Xbox with the MS wireless adapter. Previously, the wrt54g acted as a dhcp server, and the only way I could (seemingly) access my DSL modem was to plug a machine directly into it and telnet into 10.0.0.1.
I'd like to know which services are appropriate to run on the modem and which should be running on the wrt54g. I'm running standard linksys fw right now, I used to run the custom stuff a few years ago but I never really saw the advantage of it, so I switched back. I'm willing to give the custom firmware another shot.
Additionally, whenever I would connect to Xbox Live in H3, I would receive a message about NAT not being configured to the fullest-I dont really remember the exact error, hopefully one of you knows about it.